Detroit bicycle shop offers life-changing lessions to youth

Detroit (WXYZ) - Can a bicycle change a life?   One Detroit bike shop will convince you the answer is yes.

Walk into Back Alley Bikes on Cass Avenue on a Saturday, and you will find the shop filled with kids.  They are learning how to repair bikes, and they love it. 


By working at the non-profit shop on Saturdays kids learn about mechanics, cycling, and how hard work pays off.  
When they complete the program, they cycle away with a bicycle of their own.  

The program is open to youth ages 10-17.   It meets at noon on Saturdays.  

Back Alley Bikes is made possible in large-part with funding from its partner retail shop, The Hub of Detroit .  100% of  money raised from used bike and part sales go to Back Alley Bikes.

You can learn more about the program at its website.

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